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Inclusive (social) citizenship and persons with dementia

Inclusive (social) citizenship and persons with dementia
Inclusive (social) citizenship and persons with dementia
This article aims to advance knowledge of inclusive (social) citizenship, through an empirical analysis of the access work of persons with a dementia. Drawing on the notion of cognitive accessibility and empirical data collected in Southern England using a novel methodology of go-along walking interviews with 15 people with dementia followed by a sit-down interview that included a nominated family member, this paper examines how persons with dementia access the outside world. The study found that access work entailed three spheres of activity: ‘access to location technologies’, ‘access to ordinary places’, and ‘consciously sharing the responsibility of access work’. Overall, this article contributes to the growing literature on cognitive accessibility by evidencing the mental demands of access work, as experienced by people with dementia, and need to share the responsibility of access work between humans and non-humans, and state and non-state actors.
0968-7599
Bartlett, Ruth
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Bartlett, Ruth
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Bartlett, Ruth (2021) Inclusive (social) citizenship and persons with dementia. Disability & Society. (In Press)

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This article aims to advance knowledge of inclusive (social) citizenship, through an empirical analysis of the access work of persons with a dementia. Drawing on the notion of cognitive accessibility and empirical data collected in Southern England using a novel methodology of go-along walking interviews with 15 people with dementia followed by a sit-down interview that included a nominated family member, this paper examines how persons with dementia access the outside world. The study found that access work entailed three spheres of activity: ‘access to location technologies’, ‘access to ordinary places’, and ‘consciously sharing the responsibility of access work’. Overall, this article contributes to the growing literature on cognitive accessibility by evidencing the mental demands of access work, as experienced by people with dementia, and need to share the responsibility of access work between humans and non-humans, and state and non-state actors.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 January 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 446146
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/446146
ISSN: 0968-7599
PURE UUID: 69f7a8a1-390d-4b07-acfd-a085d8761eb1
ORCID for Ruth Bartlett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3412-2300

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Date deposited: 22 Jan 2021 17:30
Last modified: 23 Mar 2021 02:42

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